“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” topped the late-night ratings for the last week of the 2018-19 TV season.

The NBC series stayed on top of the ratings despite taking a hit week-to-week, falling from its previous 0.35 to a 0.32 average rating in the adults 18-49 demo. CBS’ “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” came second in the demo and similarly slipped from a 0.31 to a 0.30, while ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (0.29) dropped down two-hundredths of a point.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers” ticked down from a 0.21 to a 0.20 as well. “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” however, went the other way, ticking up from its previous 0.16 average to a 0.17 this time around.

Additionally, NBC’s “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” averaged a 0.14 rating in its first week on the air, down just a bit from “Last Call with Carson Daly’s” performance in the same time slot earlier this year.

In cable, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” scored a 0.17, up from the 0.15 it averaged the previous week. “Lights Out with David Spade” (0.10) also improved a bit week-to-week, while TBS’ “Conan” returned from hiatus with a 0.13.

Here are the late-night numbers for Sept. 16-20, 2019:


Notes: Sept. 20’s “Kimmel,” “Late Night,” “Late Late Show” and “A Little Late” were all encores.

Show Net Adults 18-49, 9/16 – 9/20 Viewers (millions),
9/16 – 9/20
Adults 18-49 season to date  Viewers (millions) season to date
11:35 p.m.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon NBC 0.32/3 1.62 0.48/3 2.29
Late Show with Stephen Colbert CBS 0.30/3 2.59 0.49/4 3.61
Jimmy Kimmel Live! ABC 0.29/2 1.60 0.38/3 1.97
12:35 a.m.
Late Night with Seth Meyers NBC 0.20/2 1.02 0.28/3 1.38
Nightline ABC 0.20/2 1.05 0.24/2 1.23
Late Late Show with James Corden CBS 0.17/2 1.10 0.22/2 1.29
1:35 a.m.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh NBC 0.14/2 0.61 0.14/2 0.61



Show Net Time Adults 18-49, 9/16 – 9/20 Viewers (millions),
9/16 – 9/20
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 11:30 p.m. 0.34 0.66
Adult Swim programming Adult Swim 12:30 a.m. 0.28 0.55
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Comedy Central 11 p.m. 0.17 0.59
Lights Out with David Spade Comedy Central 11:30 p.m. 0.10 0.25
Conan TBS 11 p.m. 0.13 0.32

Source: The Nielsen Company

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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